Nov 14, 2010

Susanne Schlador – Lavande de Bois


I started my business three years ago with the hopes of creating a college fund for my almost grown up family. Running my own business has given me the flexibility to work when I can and take breaks when necessary. I have lived with chronic illness and pain for over twenty years. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. What seemed like an answer has turned out to be a money pit and an adventure into the unknown. Part of that adventure has been creating products that meet my need for limiting and eliminating chemical exposure. My personal needs seem to be driving my product development. Our skin is the largest organ of our body; our personal care regime has the power to add toxins or aid in removing them. I choose the later. I went completely chemical free with my personal care regime two years ago and I’ve been creating aroma therapeutic solutions that nurture the whole person ever since.

I invite you to browse my webstore Lavande de Bois and find unique products intended to nurture a unique you. Please see my blog LavandedeBois.com for aroma and product information that may help guide you toward the unique products and aromas that will inspire you. Please contact me at susanne@lavandedebois.com should you have any questions.

I offer complimentary gift packaging on many gift sets. And I love putting together unique combinations that will create just the right expression of your thoughtfulness. Contact me by phone or email to discuss you gift giving needs.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Susanne Schlador
Lavande de Bois
Naturally good handcrafted soaps and bathing essentials
208-761-9775
susanne@lavandede bois.com

18 comments:

Kim said...

Although I don't wish Lyme on ANYONE, I love that it's brought us Lavande de Bois! Thank you for your nurturing products.

Ashley said...

The best thing of my day today was talking to Candice on the phone!

Susanne I love your message and your soaps look amazing. Next time you come to visit Kim we will have to meet.

Candice said...

That's too funny, because I came here to write that the best thing about MY day was talking to Ashley on the phone! I love the way that through this disease, the hardest thing that most of us will ever have to face, we have the opportunity to meet amazing, inspiring people that we would have never had the opportunity to meet.

I'm excited about your soaps Susanne- I have multiple chemical sensitivity too, and it's so hard to find fun mcs friendly finds like this!

dizzygrl05 said...

I'm so grateful to have been introduced to all of these wonderful businesses and products created by fellow Lyme fighters! Talk about inspiration in action. Susanne, your soaps look lovely!

My good thing of the day: Today my best friend took the bus to my house to visit me. Her gift of a few hours of her time meant the world to me. Just seeing her brightened my day! It is the little things that keep us going.

Matt Lawler said...

It's fantastic to see that you are loving what you do suzanne on a daily basis! I think I will have to put in a soap order soon- We ran out a long time ago, and haven't been washings ourselves properly without it ;-)

Cabuckeye said...

Susanne's products are in the luxury class and I've enjoyed each that I've purchased. Susanne has been a friend for years so I know the meticulous care she puts into each item.

Susanne, keep up the wonderful work that you do! Love you much!

Virginia B said...

Susanne I love your story, your soaps are so pretty and I have to say that the best thing that happened today so far was my kids running out the door to school all calling back: "Love you mom!"

Lisa Ray said...

The best thing that happened to me today was a special friend found me on facebook after I lost contact with her during my illness..Susanne, Thankyou for your wonderful story and just want you to know I Love all your soaps & essentials...

Susanne said...

I'm loving hearing about the best thing that happened in everyone's day! And thanks you all for the wonderful compliments about my soap! I had a really super great day today. Went for a couple runs on the ski hill in Sun Valley, had an awesome dinner with my hubby. Tomorrow I'll be sharing soap with Sun Valley at the Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar. Should be fun.

fogged_in said...

The best thing for me today, was having one of my friends leave this link on my facebook and realizing that you are also located in Idaho. I am in Orofino, and also have Lyme. Have several relatives in the Boise/Nampa area. would love to chat. I will repost this on my facebook. Jana

Anonymous said...

Susanne.........the best thing that happened to me today was spending quality time with my husband. I LOVE your soaps and our friendship! Thank you for creating such wonderful gifts for me to give this Christmas season!

Ashley said...

I just ordered a couple of Christmas presents from Susanne!

Shantiann said...

I got to take a shower today! whoo-hoo!

sharon rainey said...

I get to meet another Lymie today! interviewing her for my book. Driving out to Warrenton (gorgeous drive), meeting and talking, and driving back! Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Susan, I LOVE lavender! I'll be doing some holiday shopping in just a moment!

Keri said...

I so love handmade soap and so does my husband. They're really the best and with a tight Lymie budget they're hard to afford. I'd be so great to win a bar. Your soaps look really nice and luxurious. Can't wait to try one.

Eric Rutulante said...

I really love the ideas you've come up with, and the product you can provide for so many people who are so sensitive to other products. Way to go for taking your idea so far!! So many people are so very excited about your things!!!!

Kim Trick said...

Your soaps look incredible!

The best thing that happened to me today was hearing my church's band perform Christmas songs at our first holiday service of the month. They had three women singing in unison, and it was one of the prettiest things I've heard in a long time.

I shared about the booth and giveaway on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/kimtrick).

Thanks for the opportunity to enter. :)

kimtrick@gmail.com

Kathy Fries, Herndon VA said...

Thanks for making a great product that I can share with my friends & loved ones. The soaps smell fantastic & I can't wait to use the whole lavender gift set I bought for myself (guilty pleasure lol)! Thanks so much Susanne :)